A J-15 jet fighter prepares to take off from the deck of the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, during a drill in the South China Sea on Monday. Photo via SCMP.

A J-15 jet fighter prepares to take off from the deck of the Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, during a drill in the South China Sea on Monday. Photo via SCMP.

A J-15 jet fighter prepares to take off from the deck of the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, during a drill in the South China Sea on Monday. Photo via SCMP.

January 4, 2017 5:45 PM (UTC+8)